London: Man arrested over the murder of Ealing pensioner during London riots

A 22-year-old man has been arrested over the murder of a pensioner who was attacked as he tried to stamp out a fire during the London riots.

Richard Mannington Bowes, 68, died in hospital just before midnight last night after he was attacked in Springbridge Road in Ealing, west London, on Monday.

The suspect was held in west London on suspicion of murder, rioting and carrying out three burglaries, Scotland Yard said.

Ealing Council said it was flying the Union Flag over its town hall at half-mast today as a mark of respect for Mr Bowes.

It is also launching an appeal to help all victims of the riot in the borough in memory of the murdered pensioner, to be called the Richard Mannington Bowes Relief Fund.